5,000 take to the city for the Great Dublin Bike Ride
Published 11/09/2016 | 16:44
Five thousand cyclists mounted their bicycles at 8 o'clock this morning to participate in the second Great Dublin Bike Ride.
People travelled far and wide for the event, with participants from Australia and all over the country taking part and ages ranging from 16 to 80 years old.
The event was kicked off in Smithfield by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Rebecca Moynihan, and had a 60km and 100km route.
Each route took cyclists through the city centre, passing the GPO, Liberty Hall, the Four Courts and the Rosie Hackett Bridge.
The Great Dublin Bike Ride is an initiative from Sport Ireland, who work in conjunction with Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland, Fingal County Council, Cycling Ireland and Meath County Council.
The event was part of the European Week of Sport, which runs until September 18.